22 November 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 17

Day 17: A picture of something that has made
a huge impact on your life recently.
My thyroid medicine. In March, I was diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism by 
my OBGYN. Now, for the rest of my life, I will have to take a pill
every morning. I've been neglecting to get my thyroid levels re-checked,
so I've been feeling really sluggish lately. 
Some of my symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Dry, rough pale skin
  • Hair loss
  • Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
  • Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Decreased libido
Unfortunately, I have a lot of these symptoms. I'm just hoping the 7th symptom
doesn't become an issue this winter. I'm already freezing
and it's not even that cold in the apt.

3 comments:

Jaybee said...

You should really go have it re-checked. Seriously it's for your own good. I'm going to start texting you a billion times everyday asking if you have gone to the doctor until you do. So be prepared to be bombarded, jus'sayin'

Jessica said...

I also have been diagnosed with thyroid issues. Yuck! I've been taking mine for 2 months, it's worked with some symptoms but others not so much. I go back in a few weeks and have it checked again! I'm so not looking forward to having to take a pill everyday for the rest of my life. Not fun!

Claudia said...

My Husband and I are really grateful to have taken bovine thyroid supplements . it not only brought as back to good health, but it also helped us keep out TSH levels at normal

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